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Kids' Rules for Online Safety

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I will not give out personal information such as my address, telephone number, parents’ work address/telephone number, or the name and location of my school without my parents’ permission.

2.

I will tell my parents right away if I come across any information that makes me feel uncomfortable.

3.

I will never agree to get together with someone I "meet" online without first checking with my parents. If my parents agree to the meeting, I will be sure that it is in a public place and bring my mother or father along.

4.

I will never send a person my picture or anything else without first checking with my parents.

5.

I will not respond to any messages that are mean or in any way make me feel uncomfortable. It is not my fault if I get a message like that. If I do I will tell my parents right away so that they can contact the service provider.

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I will talk with my parents so that we can set up rules for going online. We will decide upon the time of day that I can be online, the length of time I can be online and appropriate areas for me to visit. I will not access other areas or break these rules without their permission.

7.

I will not give out my Internet password to anyone (even my best friends) other than my parents.

8.

I will check with my parents before downloading or installing software or doing anything that could possibly hurt our computer or jeopardize my family’s privacy

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I will be a good online citizen and not do anything that hurts other people or is against the law.

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I will help my parents understand how to have fun and learn things online and teach them things about the Internet, computers and other technology.

 
 
 
 
                 
 
 
 
 
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So remember Stay SMART at all times when online and you'll have much more fun:

S - Staying safe involves being careful and not giving out your name, address, mobile, school name or password to people on line.

M - Meeting someone you meet in cyberspace can be dangerous. Only do so with your parents or carers permission and then when they are present.

A - Accepting e-mails or opening files from people you don't really know or trust can get you into trouble - they may contain viruses or nasty messages

R - Remember someone online may be lying and not be who he or she say they are. If you feel uncomfortable when chatting or messaging end the conversation.

T - Tell your parent or carer if someone or something makes you feel uncomfortable or worried.

(Stay SMART advice is from Childnet)